Sopwith Pup 20" N179

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prototype Version
More than 161 parts

Sopwith Pup 40"

Scale: 1/16
Prop: 7X3.5
Channels: R/E/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 20"
Airfoil Type: flat bottomed
Wing Area: 140 sq in
Cowl: built up balsa
Designer: M.K. Bengtson
Weight: ~3-4 oz ready to fly
Spinner: N/A
Prototype By: Frank Jaerschky
Power System: Hobby King 18-11 2000kv Micro Brushless Outrunner (10g)

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Prototype Version Does not Include Instruction Manual

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  • One piece construction
  • Top and bottom wing alignment is built into design
  • Box front fuselage, built up rear
  • Cabane struts are fit into pockets cut in side balsa for perfect alignment
  • Built up cowl design


The Sopwith Pup was the pilots favorite of all Sopwith fighters. It's docility and with excellent agility made it a pilot's aircraft. It had none of the heaviness of the prior 1 ½ Strutter and lacked the latent viciousness of the later Camel.